GOVERNOR KEVIN STITT ENDORSES BRIAN BINGMAN FOR CORPORATION COMMISSION
Governor’s Senior Policy Advisor brings unequaled private, public-sector experience to job
Oklahoma City – Oklahoma Secretary of State Brian Bingman announced today he is filing as a candidate for Corporation Commission.
“The regulatory industry dramatically impacts our business environment and ability to recruit jobs. I need Brian Bingman because of his experience and his unquestioned integrity,” said Governor Stitt.
In response, Bingman said, “I’m honored to have the endorsement of not only Governor Stitt but so many Oklahomans who have asked me to serve in this capacity to make Oklahoma more business friendly.”
For nearly four decades, Secretary Bingman has worked in the oil and gas industry. He now serves as Secretary of State where he heads the Governor’s policy agenda.
“Brian has helped us expand school choice for all Oklahoma parents, reduce taxes for families, increase teacher pay and build a state savings account of five billion dollars,” Stitt said.
When asked about Bingman’s qualifications, the Governor said, “Brian has been instrumental in the pro-energy policies that have kept our state’s oil and gas industry, our top economic driver, safe from Joe Biden’s attacks on our oil and gas companies.”
“I’ve been a champion for our energy industry my entire career, I know the importance of protecting our top industry, because I’ve been in it for all of my professional life,” said Bingman.
Bingman, a former mayor of Sapulpa, served in the Oklahoma State Senate and is the longest serving Republican President Pro Tem in state history.
While in the Senate, the Republican legislator was principal author of comprehensive workers’ compensation reform which lowered rates for businesses statewide. As Secretary of State, he implemented conservative reforms including reducing taxes for families and building a state savings account of five billion dollars.
Bingman received a BBA from the University of Oklahoma in Petroleum Land Management. Married for 45 years, Brian and Paula are the parents of Rebecca Selle and Annie Bilby. Their son, Blake Bingman, died in a tragic jet ski accident in 1995.
“Through highs and lows, I’ve always stayed focused on doing what’s best for our state,” Bingman said. “I know what it’s like to lead and bring true conservative reforms that benefit all Oklahomans.”
TOP REPUBLICAN LEADERS ENDORSE BRIAN BINGMAN FOR CORPORATION COMMISSION
Oklahoma City – Statewide leaders joined Governor Kevin Stitt in lending their support of Brian Bingman for Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner.
Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell said: “I’m proud to throw my endorsement behind Secretary Bingman; he’s a strong conservative leader, extremely qualified for the job, and a man of faith. I’m thrilled that he’s wanting to continue to serve the people of Oklahoma as our next Corporation Commissioner.”
Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners Kim David and Todd Hiett also issued endorsements today.
Commissioner David said in a statement, “Brian and I worked together in the state Senate, where he championed conservative reforms. His leadership and prowess will be an unmatched attribute on the Commission.”
Commissioner Hiett echoed his support for Bingman saying, “With more than 40 years of experience in the energy industry, Brian is the most qualified person to be the next Corporation Commissioner. He’ll bring invaluable knowledge, common sense and maturity that will help us in our efforts to protect our oil and gas industry.”
In response, Bingman said, “I’m honored to have the support and endorsement of our state’s top conservative leaders today. It’s very humbling that they are putting their trust in me to help make Oklahoma a better place to do business and raise a family. I look forward to getting together with them on day one to start working on our vision for the State.”
Bingman is the only announced Republican candidate for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor and Secretary of State to Governor Kevin Stitt.